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History of the Joint Committee on Reduction of Non-Essential Federal Expenditures (1941-1974) with Observations on Oversight Today

Categories: Congress,Govt Finance,History

Examines the history and work of one Congressional institution that was created to control federal spending and some representative investigations conducted by the joint committee.   Also considers whether such a committee could be effective today.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists